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Uncommon Chords

101 Vibrant Voicings You Wont Find On A Typical Chord Chart. By Mike Beatham

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Introduction
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The Chords
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AAB11

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A?

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AaddD

Aadd?

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Aadd?

Aadd?3CB

AbaugAB11

Am?

Am1"

AmaddD

Amadd?

Amadd11

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Ama)?

Aadd?B<

&Aadd11

&Aadd1"

&?sus<

&?sus<3!

&baddD

&bma)AB11

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&m11

&m11bC

&m11b1"

Cadd?

Cadd?B11

Cm?

Cma)?

CBmA

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CBm?

CBm? .Var. !/

CBm1"

@Asus!

@Asus1"

@?

@? .Var. !/

@? .Var. "/

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@?sus<

@add<

@addD

@add?

@add? .Var. !/

@addD3?

@mAadd11

@ma)A

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@ma)AaddD

@ma)?

@ma)1"

@ominant Ath

@ominant Ath .Var. !/

@ominant Ath .Var. "/

@ominant Ath .Var. </

@ominant Ath .Var. C/

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4Asus<

4?

4?sus<

4add?

4addD

4mA

4mA .Var. !/

4m11

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4madd?

4maddD3?

4maddD3? .Var.!/

4ma)A

4ma)1"

4ma)?

4m#a)A

4sus!B<

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Fma)AB11

Fm#a)A

FBA

FBmAadd11

ECB11

EAaddD

EaddD

Eadd?

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Eadd? .Var. !/

Em11

EmaddD

Emadd?

Ema)Asus!

Ema)1"

#inor Dth

#inor 11th

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#a)or Ath

#a)or 11th

#a)or 1"th

#a)or Add%d Dth

#a)or Add%d Dth .Var. !/

#a)or Add%d Dth .Var. "/

#a)or Add%d ?th

#a)or Add%d ?th .Var. !/

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#a)or Add%d Dth 3 ?th (lat Cth

#a)or ?th

#a)or 8harp 11th

8usp%nd%d <th

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